I finished the socks I cast on Christmas Eve. I finished knitting last night and wove in ends this morning! So excited to finish these :) I have been knitting on breaks at work and at night watching tv or podcasts. I feel like, for me, these went pretty quickly.
One big thing I learned about myself while knitting these socks is this: I love double pointed needles! I used US 1.5 sized hiya hiya sharps and I loved it. Last year I had gotten a notion that I should try two at a time socks on one needle. I did start two pairs that way. One the cable wasn't really long enough maybe? I don't know it just felt awkward. That's why I cast on the second pair because I bought a longer cable and smaller size and those did go quicker.
But! I found myself avoiding them. Like an inward groan everytime I'd think I could work on my socks. So, with my Christmas socks, it was totally different. No groaning, no avoidance, I looked forward to knitting them. The needles are so light and just go so quick! So since the needles were freed up from the Christmas socks I transferred these languishing socks, and it's like a new project.
I'll leave you with this silly sweet puppy here. Rocky sometimes likes to snuggle his bear on the couch, and I got a good picture of it the other night. He is so sweet and lovey.